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Ho-Chunk
Alternate forms: Winnebago
Language(s): English | Ho-Chunk
Date: 1908-1930 and undated
Type:Text
Extent: 49 items
Description: Materials relating to Radin's study of Ho-Chunk (Winnebago) history, culture, and language. Some items are written in Ho-Chunk, with and without English translations. This large collection includes 34 original field notebooks; numerous short and long stories (Hare cycle, Aleck Linetree [probably Alec Lone Tree], the origin of the Buffalo clan, the story of the holy one, the boy who wished to be immortal, etc.); several longer pieces, such as a typed manuscript titled "The legend of Mother-of-all-the-Earth," speeches of Charlie Houghton, multiple versions of "How Blowsnake joined the medicine dance," "Origin myth of the medicine dance," etc.; several published secondary sources; over 3,000 slips for an English-Winnebago [i.e. Ho-Chunk] dictionary and other items relating to Ho-Chunk phonetics, lexicon, linguistics, etc.; several phonetic texts, some with English translation; and a variety of other items with ethnographic, historical, and linguistic data pertaining to ceremonies, tales, clans, medicine, origins, dance, burial, peyote, names, and sweat-baths. Individuals mentioned (some as ) include: Jacob Russell, Charlie Houghton, Oliver LaMere, Sam Blowsnake, John Rave, Thomas Clay, Robert Lincoln, James Smith, Tom Big Bear, and George Ricehill.
Collection: Paul Radin papers (Mss.497.3.R114)

Ho-Chunk | Menominee
Alternate forms: Menomini, Winnebago
Language(s): English | Ho-Chunk
Date: 1959
Extent: 14 sound tape reels (13 hr., 54 min.) : DIGITIZED
Description: Ho-Chunk songs and stories, primarily given in Ho-Chunk only. Includes stories on a variety of topics, including traditional stories, historical events, and discussions of ceremonies and traditional lifeways. Also includes linguistic elicitations sessions for words and phrases, as well as re-readings of Ho-Chunk texts published by Paul Radin. Most of the recordings contains a continuous background hum. Copies made by Gerd Fraenkel of his own original tapes held at the Archives of Languages of the World, Indiana University. (NOTE: This material has been digitized and can be accessed online for free by users not physically at the APS Library through a login and password. Please see our Audio Access Page for information on how to request these materials.)
Collection: Winnebago Texts (Mss.Rec.29)